Symposium Speaker: David C. Kaelber, MD, PhD, MPH, MS, FAAP, FACP

Dr. Kaelber is a practicing internist, pediatrician, Vice-President of Health Informatics, and Chief Medical Informatics Officer at the MetroHealth System.  Dr. Kaelber is also Professor in the CWRU Department of Internal Medicine with a secondary appointment in the Departments of Pediatrics and Epidemiology and Biostatistics.  MetroHealth is an integrated health system and a primary teaching site for Case Western Reserve University (CWRU).  Since the late 1990s, MetroHealth has been at the forefront in adopting electronic health records to advance high quality clinical care in the Cleveland area.  Under Dr. Kaelber's leadership, MetroHealth implemented Care Everywhere, a health information exchange program that enables MetroHealth to share patient information with other healthcare systems in the United States.  And, in 2011, Dr. Kaelber was instrumental in the development and launch of MyChart, the personal care health record complement of MetroHealth's EHR (Epic).  Dr. Kaelber's research interests are rooted in pediatric populations where he has used EHR data to identify previously under-diagnosed hypertension patients and to monitor obesity trends over time.  This work earned Dr. Kaelber recognition by the American Heart Association as one of the top ten breakthroughs in cardiovascular and stroke medicine in 2007.  More broadly, Dr. Kaelber's research interests span EHRs, clinical decision support, use of EHRs in chronic disease detection and management, personal health records, and medical informatics.

Recent Publications

  1. Wang, L, Davis, PB, Berger, NA, Kaelber, DC, Volkow, ND, Xu, R. Disrupted seasonality and association of COVID-19 with medically attended respiratory syncytial virus infections among young children in the US: January 2010-January 2023. medRxiv 2023; : . PubMed PMID:37292931 PubMed Central PMC10246033.
  2. Thaweethai, T, Jolley, SE, Karlson, EW, Levitan, EB, Levy, B, McComsey, GA, McCorkell, L, Nadkarni, GN, Parthasarathy, S, Singh, U et al.. Development of a Definition of Postacute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection. JAMA 2023; : . PubMed PMID:37278994 PubMed Central PMC10214179.
  3. Poston, LM, Leavitt, T, Pope, S, Hill, H, Tollinche, LE, Kaelber, DC, Alter, JA. Pre-appendectomy hyponatremia is associated with increased rates of complicated appendicitis. Surg Open Sci 2023; 13 : 88-93. PubMed PMID:37274135 PubMed Central PMC10238878.
  4. Gao, Z, Gorenflo, M, Kaelber, DC, Monnier, VM, Xu, R. Drug repurposing for reducing the risk of cataract extraction in patients with diabetes mellitus: integration of artificial intelligence-based drug prediction and clinical corroboration. Front Pharmacol 2023; 14 : 1181711. PubMed PMID:37274099 PubMed Central PMC10232753.
  5. Gross, R, Thaweethai, T, Rosenzweig, EB, Chan, J, Chibnik, LB, Cicek, MS, Elliott, AJ, Flaherman, VJ, Foulkes, AS, Witvliet, MG et al.. Researching COVID to enhance recovery (RECOVER) pediatric study protocol: Rationale, objectives and design. medRxiv 2023; : . PubMed PMID:37214806 PubMed Central PMC10197716.
  6. Ashruf, OS, Orozco, Z, Kaelber, DC. Risk and Severity of COVID-19 Infection in Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance: A 3-Year Propensity Matched Cohort Study. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk 2023; : . PubMed PMID:37208255 PubMed Central PMC10140469.
  7. Tarabichi, Y, Higginbotham, J, Riley, N, Kaelber, DC, Watts, B. Reducing Disparities in No Show Rates Using Predictive Model-Driven Live Appointment Reminders for At-Risk Patients: a Randomized Controlled Quality Improvement Initiative. J Gen Intern Med 2023; : 1-7. PubMed PMID:37126125 PubMed Central PMC10150669.
  8. Dorney, I, Shaia, J, Kaelber, DC, Talcott, KE, Singh, RP. Risk of New Retinal Vascular Occlusion After mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination Within Aggregated Electronic Health Record Data. JAMA Ophthalmol 2023; 141 (5): 441-447. PubMed PMID:37052897 PubMed Central PMC10102921.
  9. Gorenflo, MP, Davis, PB, Kaelber, DC, Xu, R. Ischemic stroke after COVID-19 bivalent vaccine administration in patients aged 65 years and older: analysis of nation-wide patient electronic health records in the United States. medRxiv 2023; : . PubMed PMID:36824915 PubMed Central PMC9949210.
  10. Gao, Z, Winhusen, TJ, Gorenflo, M, Ghitza, UE, Davis, PB, Kaelber, DC, Xu, R. Repurposing ketamine to treat cocaine use disorder: integration of artificial intelligence-based prediction, expert evaluation, clinical corroboration and mechanism of action analyses. Addiction 2023; : . PubMed PMID:36792381 .
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